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I own a 2004 - 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Mustang Convertible which is in pristine condition. It is a 6 cylinder standard 3.5 I recently bought a set of high powered bulbs for my headlights, The stock headlights are rectangular lights that have the signal lights build into the headlight unit and the entire apparatus is held in place by two slot pins in each light. I replaced the bulbs with the high powered ones I purchased but find that when lights are turned on, they shine straight out and do not shine onto roadway in front of the car. I need to know how to adjust the lights so I can get the low beam to shine onto the road approximately 20 feet in front of the car. I have looked for an adjustment near the lights but can find nothing with which to adjust the up/down level of the lights. The way they are right now, the headlights are totally useless as I cannot see the road in front of car. I need to get the low beam to shine onto roadway so I can see. I sure hope you can help, or if not can you suggest where I can look to find the needed info that I require.

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Hi, 1999 - 2004 Mustangs have fixed headlight modules with only one adjustment. There is no way to adjust side to side (horizontal plane). That adjustment is supposedly accomplished by locking the headlamp fixture into the body with two slide lock pins. Open the hood and look at the upper end of the headlight module. There will be two black metal tabs (one at each side of the headlight module). By pulling these pins straight up they may be removed, thereby freeing the headlight module from its' mounts. The headlight module may now be gently pulled toward the front of the vehicle. Disconnecting the headlamp wire and the side marker wire will allow the entire headlight module to be removed from the vehicle. Installation is the reverse of these steps. The sole adjustment for a headlight module is to adjust the up - and - down (vertical plane). This is accomplished by inserting the appropriate sized allen wrench into the allen screw at the inboard side (toward the center of the car) on each headlight module.
Warning: the adjustment mechanism is made of high impact plastic rather than metal. Care should be used with inserting and turning the allen wrench. Turning the allen screw clockwise raises the light beam; turning counterclockwise lowers the light beam. There is a good article on headlight aiming at this LINK

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